Are You A Vision Control Freak?

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I wrote recently about creating your vision and I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. There’s often confusion and disagreement about something related to this – – the role that taking action has in manifesting your dreams. Your view of taking action could turn you into a vision control freak and mess with your success!

There are 4 general ways that you can go about things:

  1. You can focus on taking action and do, do, do, do, do (related to the whole vision control freak thing).
  2. You can sit back and do nothing.
  3. You can do something in between.
  4. You are very tight with your time.

It’s a really interesting concept and it’s an important one if you want to actually want to get what you want (your vision).

Here are 5 signs that you’re a vision control freak and might not get what you want:

  1. You’re frustrated because you’re not seeing results.
  2. You’re not feeling joyful about what you’re doing anymore.
  3. You feel desperate, frantic and panicked and you do stuff to make your dreams happen.
  4. You have to have results now!
  5. You have doubts and your mind goes to negative places.

visionThis is probably because you’re focused on doing, doing, doing. And it makes it a little tough to achieve your dreams. Doing nothing also makes that a little tough. The secret is to do something in between.

Let’s take a look at each way of going about things to make this clearer:

1. Striving to Make it Happen

The process here goes something like this:

  • you decide what you want and “put it out there” (ask, create a vision board, pray, visualize, do affirmations)
  • you strive to make it happen, almost in panic-mode
  • and you don’t make much progress

2. Sitting Back & Doing Nothing

The process here looks like this:

  • you decide what you want and “put it out there” (ask, create a vision board, pray, visualize, do affirmations)
  • you do nothing in terms of action
  • and . . . you don’t make much progress

3. Doing Something in Between

The process here goes like this:

  • you decide what you want and “put it out there” (ask, create a vision board, pray, visualize, do affirmations)
  • you release it to God or Spirit or the universe (however you view that) and let go of the outcome
  • you receive your desired outcome and believe that you have it (you can let go of the outcome because you know that you have it)
  • you expect success and act accordingly, taking steps that are necessary to reach your dreams and steps that you’re inspired to take . . . but you don’t act in vision control freak mode
  • and you watch your dreams unfold

Do you resonate with this?

If you really want something . . . and really need something . . . you can fall into this control mindset (I did). What’s messed up is that it actually keeps you from getting what you want and need. By striving and controlling and grasping and hanging on and being attached to the outcome, you actually repel what you’re trying to achieve. You push it away and wonder why you’re not seeing success. And you create a yucky environment within yourself in the process.

It’s so much different when you become aware of what’s going on . . . when you realize that not striving doesn’t mean that you stop acting (that whole doing nothing thing doesn’t work either) . . . when you realize that it’s all about letting go.

Decide and ask.

Release and let go of the outcome.

Accept the result.

Expect success.

Take the actions you need to take.

Make sense?

So, how are you doing on this? Are you a vision control freak, or are you able to release the outcome? Let me know in the comments.